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Sumac Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Chickpeas
PREHEAT OVEN 400F | 200C. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
SLICE cherry tomatoes in half. DICE onion small and finely chop deseeded chillies.
ADD remaining ingredients and toss gently to combine. SPREAD on the sheet pan in an even layer.
ROAST 25-30 mins until chickpeas are golden, cherry tomatoes are & little jammy and garlic soft.
POP garlic out of skins by squeezing – OR serve immediately and pop your garlic as you eat your meal.
ADD vegetables diced similar size to chickpeas – eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper | capsicum.
USE large tomatoes diced instead of cherry; Roma tomatoes would be a great choice.
SWAP SUMAC for lemon pepper, smoked paprika + cumin, blackened spice, harissa or a middle eastern blend.
SWAP chickpeas for other canned beans like cannellini, kidney or pinto – cooking times may vary.
THERAPEUTIC DIETS – Adapt the recipe and ingredients according to your healthcare provider.
Please remember to read food ingredient labels.